African Library Project

Help us create a new Library in Botswana

08/01/2015 to 10/31/2015
Belmont CA

We are working with the African Library Project to provide books to eager readers in Africa who have very few books. Please help us by collecting and delivering gently used books or by raising money to help pay for shipping to Africa. It takes only 1000 books and $500 (plus a little elbow grease!) to start a single library and make a huge difference in children’s lives.

This book drive is organized by ...

Keyuri, Saurin and their twins (Simoni & Siana) who live in the beautiful town of Belmont and feel so fortunate to have access to many great local libraries.

Our website link:

We want to start a library in Africa because...

We want to improve literacy in children, expand their imagination, improve their chances in life and enable them to succeed in whatever path they choose.

About our African Partners...

Facts about Botswana:
• English is Botswana's official language
• The early years of education are taught in Setswana
• Then children are introduced to English and more and more subjects are taught in English. All subjects are taught in English from 5th grade.

Please contribute these kinds of books...

We are seeking gently used books for a primary school library in Botswana. We need books that are for preschool through 4th grade reading levels. Paperbacks are preferred due to lower cost of shipping.

Here's how you can contribute your books...

Books can be dropped off to us. We can also pick up books from you if that is more convenient, especially for larger donations. Email me at for address.

We need to raise funds for shipping the books...

In order for us to accomplish our goal of creating a new library with 1000 books in Botswana, we need your help! It costs approximately $500 to ship these books (first to New Orleans and then to Botswana), and we would happily receive any financial contributions that are offered. Email me at for mailing or paypal details.
Here is the link to pay online.

Here are some ways that you can help...

Let us know if you would like to hang a poster or display a collection box at your workplace, donate packing supplies (boxes, tape), join us for a packing party and spread the word.

Contact us to find out more

Name: Keyuri Shah
Phone: 3234819272

Progress Report

Our Goal 1000 books $500 fundraising
Results so far
(updated: 8/26/2015)
1000 books $50 fundraising

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